Musical Theatre Podcast Episode 7 – The I Want Song

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On episode 7 of the Take Me to the World Musical Theatre Podcast I talk about The I Want Song; one of my favourite types of song in musical theatre. I go into what the I want song is, why is used, and a few different types of the I want song.

Where to Listen to Episode 7?

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Albums (On Spotify) For The Shows I Mention in This Episode

Company (2006 Broadway Revival).

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Movie Soundtrack). There is also The Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Little Mermaid (which I haven’t listened to.

Little Shop of Horrors (New Broadway Cast).

Disney’s The Lion King (Movie Soundtrack). There is also The Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Lion King.

Next to Normal (Original Broadway Cast).

Disney’s Pocahontas (Movie Soundtrack).

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Original Broadway Cast).

The Wizard of Oz (Movie Soundtrack).

Wicked (Original Broadway Cast).

Don’t forget about my playlist It’s Broadway, Bitch! A playlist that has over 2000 songs from stage musicals (adult language is used in some songs so nsfw).

Resources – Videos

These are links on Just Watch for the following movie versions of the musicals I talked about in this episode. Just Watch will have links to where you can watch these movies on various online and streaming sites.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989 Movie).

Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Movie).

Disney’s The Lion King (1994 Movie).

Disney’s Pocahontas (1995 Movie).

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 Movie).

The Wizard of Oz (1939 Movie).

Resources – Websites and Apps

Company. There is an upcoming Broadway run of Company (similar to the West End production a couple years ago). In this version the role of Bobby will be played by a woman, and I also believe they’re making one of the married couples a same-sex couple. I love the fact this musical is getting a modern update like this.

Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.

Hamilton Musical the official website where to get tickets for all current/upcoming productions of Hamilton.

Little Shop of Horrors.There is currently an Off-Broadway production of this musical starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle. Tickets are available until January 2020, but I really hope this production will head to Broadway.

Wicked. This classic musical has been running on Broadway since 2003 and is always fantastic. There is also the London production for Wicked.

Reddit Musical Thread.This is a great place to go if you want to talk about musicals, or get recommendations on shows to check out.

Broadway Musical Home. This is an amazing website for any musical lover. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musicals you can check out the Rights page, where you can find where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.

Playbill has listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.

Today Tix is an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and more. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it. Please note: Hamilton is not on TodayTix. The only way to win Hamilton lottery tickets is through the official Hamilton website or App.

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Had you head of The I Want song before? What’s your favourite I Want Song from a musical. 

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